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Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. The colder weather essentially extracts the humidity out of the air, leaving you with dry air that can have a number of effects on you and your home.

Dry air is the cause of many things, including everything from an increased risk for sickness to more frequent shocks from static. Of course, they aren’t even in the same realm of seriousness, but they are both annoyances that could be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out?

The colder air changes the makeup of the air during the winter. Cooler air isn’t able to keep in the same amount of moisture as warmer air, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. That dry air can also wreak havoc on wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.

So, what can you do?

Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the home. You’ll find there is a wide variety of options when it comes to humidifiers, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best control over your home’s humidity. Working in partnership with your existing HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your house. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more consistently and in the ultimate capacity, too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort.

Bonus Benefits

  • Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Keeping humidity levels in check helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs.
  • Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Create an ideal environment for indoor plants to thrive. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last longer.

You don’t have to suffer because of dry air in the winter. Proper humidification of your air is easier than you think, too, so why wait any longer? Adding a humidifier to your house can keep you comfortable in the home while also increasing the chances you’ll stay healthy during the sick season. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Carson City home, give Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-230-7628 to learn more.

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